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Deletion bank

By | July 29, 2002

Yeast researchers have created a collection of mutants in which each gene has been systematically deleted.

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Local gene therapy for heart failure

By | July 29, 2002

Recombinant adeno-associated viral gene therapy can treat progressive dilated cardiomyopathy and associated heart failure.

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Pufferfish genome sequenced

By | July 26, 2002

, demonstrates the effectiveness of studying compact vertebrate genomes.

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Hope of protection against prion diseases

By | July 25, 2002

Molecules that stimulate innate immunity can offer postexposure prophylaxis against prion disease in mice.

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Mitochondrial disease genes in yeast

By | July 25, 2002

A yeast screen for growth characteristics identifies a large number of genes linked to mitochondrial function, and perhaps to human mitochondrial diseases.

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UK's Lords seek changes in animal testing

By | July 25, 2002

A House of Lords report supports the use of animals in research but calls for greater efforts to seek alternatives.

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How diet extends lifespan

By | July 24, 2002

Calorie restriction increases lifespan in yeast through increasing respiration by a factor of three.

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SV40 in vaccines

By | July 24, 2002

Did polio vaccines contaminated with SV40 cause increased incidence of rare cancers and non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

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The real culprit in Graves disease

By | July 24, 2002

Thyroid-stimulating autoantibodies preferentially recognize the free A subunit, not the thyrotropin holoreceptor, in Graves thyrotoxicosis.

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Transfection using lasers

By | July 24, 2002

A variety of mammalian cells can be efficiently transfected with DNA using treatment with a femtosecond pulse laser.

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